GOP on Offense: Boehner Rallies Support for GOP Challengers Brooks and Doheny
“On Friday, Boehner was in the 21st Congressional District to help support Republican candidate Matt Doheny's campaign. Boehner was the special guest at a Doheny fundraiser in Lake George. Following Saturday's fundraiser for Buerkle in Cicero, Boehner made his way to Rochester for a Maggie Brooks fundraiser. Brooks, a Republican, is challenging longtime Democratic Congresswoman Louise Slaughter in the newly drawn 25th Congressional District.”
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reported on Speaker Boehner’s remarks in Lake George for Matt Doheny:
“Matt should have won in 2010. There are about 10 races we should have won in 2010, but we didn't. … And Matt was one of them. That's why I'm here today. Because Matt worked hard in 2010. And he hasn't stopped working. He's going to win this race. He's going to be the next congressman from this district.
“I'm here tonight because I believe in Matt – and I believe we can win this district. This is the first stop on a three-week trip from one coast to the other, from north to south on behalf of our team. What we've tried to do over the last year and a half is to stand up for the American people, to listen to the American people, to make sure they know it's not about is, it's about them. Our job is to listen to the American people and follow their will.”
And in Rochester, where the Speaker campaigned on behalf of Maggie Brooks, the Democrat and Chronicle noted that:
“The GOP is playing offense, according to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and the point in New York’s 25th Congressional District is one they’d really like to score. Boehner spoke for about 20 minutes at the Riverside Convention Center in front of a crowd of about 400, who paid $150 a head to attend....
“After taking the stage, Boehner spoke about coming from a large family and working for a small business. ‘I got involved in my neighborhood homeowners association, and I ended up as Speaker of the House,’ Boehner joked. The big issue for the election is no secret: Jobs, jobs, jobs. Boehner used this opportunity to jab President Barack Obama, who he said, ‘has never had a real job.’”
Speaker Boehner and House Republicans will remain on offense this month, taking their message of more jobs and less government from coast to coast – north to south, east to west. Make sure you check FreedomProject.org regularly to keep up with the Speaker’s latest efforts – and consider making a donation to the Freedom Project to help support Speaker Boehner.